thanks for that-never heard of it, but will give it a go in future! :) In the end I used "Pazera Free 3gp to avi" and after converting my files (I chose mpeg as the output file) then used "VirtualDubMod" to rotate and fix my final mpeg (in its 'add filter' option).
I am making a family dvd, which will include both photo slideshows and family videos on the same disc (from my cameras jpg photos, and mp4 and 3gp videos-mainly from mobile phone). I was after a tool to rotate my awkward mobile files, then add them to good dvd creation software. I am trying out an old Corel DVD Movie Factory (its the best tool I know that allows me to add both video and photo slideshows to my disc-one minor flaw is that I cant have very long audio on the main menus, but aside from that its working ok).
I am thinking of joining all my finished mobile videos (now mpegs) together, either by date or theme, to make them easier to view on the dvd, instead of having a menu with hundreds of files to choose from.
Im not sure what the most popular basic mpeg or avi video joiner would be, I have tried a few in the past with mixed results (eg usually the final file plays too fast!), so I may be looking for a while. I have found and will test "free video joiner" (sounds promising, lol) although its been alot harder in finding good tools for the most basic of video tasks so far.